Three UK partners with TCS to accelerate 5G network rollout


India’s largest technology exporter, Tata Consultancy Services said on Monday that it has been selected by mobile network carrier, Three UK, to help the latter configure its mobile network for its ongoing rollout of 5G services.

One of the UK’s largest telecom providers, Three UK is in the process of deploying a new 5G radio access network. The network currently is live in 175 towns and cities in the UK, across over 1,000 sites.

The company selected TCS as its partner to manage the configuration of a new core next generation mobile network, and ensure that it integrates correctly with the 5G radio access network. According to TCS, the work will include configuring the core network for new site deployments, site upgrades, performance management, and 3G and 4G tuning changes.

TCS’ software is intended to help the telecom player provide faster and secure 5G services to its customers. “TCS’ software will speed-up configuration checking and reduce manual errors, ensuring first time right network configuration. TCS is also providing 24×7 support across the network for configuration corrections and ad-hoc site testing,” an exchange release said.

TCS has been Three UK’s technology partner for the past 15 years.

“Our decision to partner with TCS was based on this need to deliver at pace whilst being flexible to changing demands. TCS were able to rapidly mobilise and are now embedded in our 5G delivery to support our 5G journey,” said Carlo Melis, Chief Networks Officer, Three UK.

“We look forward to expanding our work with Three as we enter this exciting new period of widespread 5G consumer availability in the UK. Providing customers with the best possible network access is at the heart of Three’s mission and we are thrilled that they have chosen TCS’ unrivalled network management and configuration solutions to help them achieve this,” said Carol Wilson, Head, Communications, Media and Information Services Business – Europe and UK, TCS.

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